Cost of business trips fall in Q1

LONDON | 29 JULY, 2015


Latest research shows that in Q1 of 2015, the average cost of a business trip fell by 7.2% in the UK & Ireland.

Produced by CWT Solutions Group, the second of its quarterly barometers shows CWT’s data from the preceding quarter and segments it into industry sectors, giving year-on-year comparisons to benchmark changes and development in the business travel industry.

The barometer covers air, rail and hotel spend, destinations, ticket types and much more. An example statistic is: ‘The average daily rate for car hire is down 3% year-on-year.’

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About CWT 
CWT is a global leader specialised in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organisations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel programme in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travellers. In 2014, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$27.3 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our UK website at Follow us on Twitter @CWT_UKI

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